Shallow Thoughts : : Dec

Akkana's Musings on Open Source Computing and Technology, Science, and Nature.

Sat, 19 Dec 2020

Android Studio Workarounds, and Command-Line Gradle Builds

I got a new phone. (Not something that happens often.)

Fun, right? Well, partly, but also something I'd been dreading. I had a feeling that my ancient RSS reader, FeedViewer, which I use daily to read all my news feeds, probably wouldn't work under a modern Android (I wrote it for KitKat and it was last updated under Marshmallow). And that was correct.

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[ 17:49 Dec 19, 2020    More programming | permalink to this entry | ]

Tue, 08 Dec 2020

Petition for Better Los Alamos Broadband

Los Alamos (and White Rock) Alert!

Los Alamos and White Rock readers: please direct your attention to Andy Fraser's Better Los Alamos Broadband NOW petition.

One thing the petition doesn't mention is that LANL is bringing a second high speed trunk line through White Rock. I'm told that They don't actually need the extra bandwidth, but they want redundancy in case their main line goes out.

Meanwhile, their employees, and the rest of the town, are struggling with home internet speeds that aren't even close to the federal definition of broadband:

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[ 15:17 Dec 08, 2020    More politics | permalink to this entry | ]